Green Dragon
Green Dragon (2001)

Green Dragon tells the tale of the first wave of Vietnamese refugees who were housed in camps across the southwestern deserts of the United States in 1975. It is really an amalgamation of different stories: of children watching and waiting… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

An honest, sensitive story from a Vietnamese point of view.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Plays as hollow catharsis, with lots of tears but very little in the way of insights.

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Emanuel Levy

Revisiting the painful aftermath of Vietnam from the perspective of American-bound refugees, Timothy's film is an honorable if not great companion piece to his brother Tony's Three Seasons; both films played at the Sundance Festival dramatic competition

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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

Earnest, unsubtle and Hollywood-predictable, Green Dragon is still a deeply moving effort to put a human face on the travail of thousands of Vietnamese.

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Megan Turner
New York Post

A lyrical, bittersweet film about what could be termed a by-product of battle.

Clint Morris

One of the best films of Swayze's Career....Not to be missed

Gene Seymour

Just when the movie seems confident enough to handle subtlety, it dives into soapy bathos.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Drives for the same kind of bittersweet, conciliatory tone that Three Seasons achieved but loses its way in rhetorical excess and blatant sentimentality.

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Ron Wells
Film Threat

I've yet to find an actual Vietnam War combat movie actually produced by either the North or South Vietnamese, but at least now we've got something pretty damn close.

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